Information published on 10 October 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 565.

UIC participates in high-level meeting on Tourism Policies for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

(© OECD)

From 2 – 3 October 2017, the OECD Tourism Committee organised a High-Level Meeting on Tourism Policies for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth which brought together ministers, senior policy makers and industry leaders to discuss ways to deliver more sustainable and inclusive tourism growth.

This event marked the occasion of the 100th meeting of the Tourism Committee and supports the future policy agenda of OECD members and partner countries.

The main discussed subjects were:

  • Fostering a whole-of-government approach in tourism
  • Analysing megatrends to better shape the future of tourism
  • Leveraging investment for sustainable and inclusive tourism growth

Marc Guigon, UIC Senior Advisor for Passenger Transport, participated in this meeting and spoke about the following topics:

  • Sustainable mobility and tourism are indissociable concepts and have co-existed since railways began
  • Tourist trains are attractive products which contribute to the future trends of territorial development, and can create synergies between private and public sector
  • The UIC TOPRAIL project merges many actors from all around the world to promote tourist trains
  • Intermodality air-rail is important for the development of sustainable tourism with minimum carbon footprint
  • It is a megatrend for urban tourism which uses a combination of plane and train tickets, as it is done in some countries
  • Intermodality is an approach to be taken into account in government policies and UIC is avilable to support these policies

For further information please contact Marc Guigon, UIC Senior Advisor for Passenger Transport:

guigon@uic.org